Today, animation isn’t just about cartoons. India witnessed its first-ever animation movie in colour, The Banyan Deer, in 1957, and the rest as they say, is history. BrandWagon‘s Meghna Sharma profiles some of the Indian production houses that are working relentlessly to keep the industry alive
Along with the presentation of projects at the 28th edition of Cartoon Forum, the event will host the ceremony of the 3 Cartoon Tributes, which are professional awards for the most positive and influential broadcaster, investor/distributor and producer of the year. The Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday 14 September, during lunch.
At Toonz, we practice the modern day ‘Gurukula’ system of training. In Sanskrit language, Guru means teacher or master whereas Kula stands for extended family. Here we have our family consisting of experts and professionals from the industry directly interacting with our students.
Toonz Media Group and Turner International Asia Pacific have further strengthened their association with Turner acquiring Rat-a-Tat Seasons 4 and 5 for the South East Asia region. Turner had previously acquired the first 3 seasons of the popular show. Rat-a-Tat has been one of the Top 10 shows on Cartoon Network in the South East Asia region which includes Philippines, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Toonz Media Group’s new mobile game-derived animated series Smighties is set to make its digital debut tomorrow exclusively on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app.Based on New York IP owner Herotainment’s popular online and mobile game of the same name, the 39 x seven-minute comedy/adventure series follows six small but mighty superheroes—Zip, Zap, Nardy, Melody, Leila and Dude—who embrace teamwork, friendship and fun.
Toonz Media Group owned YouTube channel ‘Chotoonz’ reached 1 million subscribers on June 17. Conceived in 2013, Chotoonz had a very humble beginning. An initial team specialised in digital strategy and promotions was put in place in 2015 and by April 2016, the channel had 100K subscribers.
India’s Toonz Media Group has joined forces with L.A.-based mobile entertainment network ReachMe.TV to launch Toonz TV, a new animation-focused kids and family channel distributed via ReachMe.TV’s in-airport and in-hotel networks.
Imira Entertainment has secured distribution deals for kids’ and family content across the globe with partners such as Netflix and Disney.
SVOD giant Netflix has bought a package of children’s programming from Spain’s Imira Entertainment, including shows from South Korean studio SAMG.
The Animation Master’s Summit was conducted on May 5th & 6th in Park Centre, Technopark, Trivandrum. Toonz CEO P. Jayakumar addressed the gathering and welcomed the guests.